Become a Chemical Detective

Tonight, I attended a free workshop put on by Environmental Defence about identifying and reducing dangerous chemicals in your home.

Environmental Defence is a non-profit organization that conducts research on the relationship between the environment and health, and works to educate the government, businesses and individuals on how to avoid toxins in our homes and bodies.

The workshop consists of two parts. Part I: “Chemical Detective” offers information about common sources of exposure to toxic substances at home, and how to avoid these substances.

Part II: “Prevention and Action” offers environmental health leadership training, including tools for working towards reducing toxic pollution from consumer products, and brainstorming ways to speak out about this issue in our communities. This project is collaboration with Breast Cancer Action Montreal.

I found the workshop to be very informative and practical. Even though I thought I knew a fair bit about toxins, I still learnt some very interesting information. If you live in the Toronto area, I would recommend checking it out. It can be very easy to replace a few key products in your home to help reduce your body’s toxic load.

If you are interested in learning more about the workshop or to RSVP, please contact Environmental Defence at

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